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September 02, 2015
Several IT pros from federal government agencies face the same dilemma as all IT: How to provide security and the freedom and flexibility to support a mobile workforce.
June 16, 2015
Employees have mobile devices now, so they're not as tetchy about locked-down desktops at work. IT can finally reap the rewards of tightly-controlled desktops.
June 10, 2015
While employees should find the new iPad multitasking features useful, they only work on certain models.
March 23, 2015
One college group in need of a desktop infrastructure refresh found sending workspaces to the cloud instead of implementing VDI was its best bet.
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Desktop as a Service (DaaS) is a cloud service in which the back-end of a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) is hosted by a cloud service provider. Continue Reading
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Using physical desktops, thin clients and HTML5 browsers are all good options for delivering VDI. Organizations are best off choosing the most cost-effective approach. Continue Reading
HTML5 clients can serve as a widely accessible, mobile friendly way for users to access virtual desktops, but there are still a few security kinks to work out. Continue Reading
Virtual desktops need to perform similar to physical desktops, or else users become frustrated. Most companies now have enough back-end resources to support speedy VDI connections. Continue Reading
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Deploying desktops without needing access to the hardware is very helpful, but different client versions can be problematic.Powered by IT Central Station
Valuable Features: Control Consolidated way of doing updates Security • Improvements to My Organization: We had to deal with re-imaging...Continue Reading
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It allows us to spin up desktops and set multiple images quickly, although it lacks enough standardized instructions and rules.Powered by IT Central Station
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Help desk workers will get lots of user questions about their virtual desktops, so it's essential that staff know the ins and outs of VDI, including how connectivity works. Continue Reading
Hyper-converged systems provide an opportunity for IT departments to streamline the data center, but VDI shops need to make sure their system meets virtualization-specific parameters. Continue Reading
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Before you let mobile workers use their tablets and smartphones to access virtual desktops and applications, consider the kinds of sessions you host, whether the UE will be any good and how many IP addresses it will take. Continue Reading
The AppDNA tool from Citrix lets you find and solve application compatibility problems before they even happen. It also locates apps that need remediation. Continue Reading
For a long time, it's been a fact of VDI that power users and VDI don't mix. But with advances in technology and a little planning, your power users could soon be booting up their persistent VMs. Continue Reading